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Northwestern Europe

Permanent residents

Finnigan family

Ireland is a name of an island to the north-west of continental Europe and a name of a country, also called Republic of Ireland that takes up the chief part of island's area. The other territory comprised by Ireland is Northern Ireland that is a part of United Kingdom. The capital city of the Republic of Ireland is Dublin.[1]


One of the ancient broom games played before the climax of the evolution of Quidditch, Aingingein flourished in Ireland. The game became the subject of many Irish ballads in which Fingal the Fearless took a significant role (being alleged champion of the game).[2]

Modern game of Quidditch was well established in 14th century in Ireland which is proven by Zacharias Mumps's account - he describes the game between the Irish from Cork and Englishmen from Lancashire, in which Irish team demonstrates tricks with Quaffle at that time unknown in England and beats the English soundly.[3]

In 1994 the Irish National Quidditch team won the 422nd Quidditch World Cup , defeating the Bulgarian National Quidditch team in the final match.[4]

Irish Quidditch teams

Known residents

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Seamus Finnigan, a permanent resident of Ireland.

Magical creatures


The Leprechaun - a creature native to Ireland.

The following magical creatures are native to Ireland:

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A shamrock - one of Ireland's best known symbols.

Government of Wizarding Ireland

The British Ministry of Magic also has jurisdiction over the Wizarding population in Ireland, and since 1707 both Britons and Irish have voted to elect a common Minister for Magic for the entire British Isles.  Indeed, in the Wizarding world  Ireland is politically (if not socially or culturally) considered part of Britain.  Contrasting that in the Muggle world, the British Isles (especially Ireland) are divided into the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

Behind the scenes

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Domhnall Gleeson and Evanna Lynch at the Irish première of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.


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